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  • Cave Paintings At Vallon Pont D'arc
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    At the foot of a cliff in the Ard " ec he Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur speleologists discovered the world's oldest painted prehistoric cave. Discovered on December 18, 1994, this cave features art that dates back thirty-one thousand years. Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hilaire, were the amateurs who discovered the cave that has come to be known simply as the Chauvet cave. The explorers were in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France some thirty feet below ground. While...
  • Wear
    365 words
    Delias peered distractedly out of the shallow cave. 'What does it say?' she asked. Ducking out of the entrance, the tall woman returned to the back of the cave. Stray strands of black hair clung to her ageless face, which was seemingly free of any blemishes (something every woman in Tala don coveted), and reached across the tips of her vivid green eyes. Her face seemed to be carved and then weathered over time- the remnants of a sturdy, handsome figure; certainly no common house maid. When she w...
  • Cave Explorers
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    National Geographic: Mysteries Underground The video I reviewed was a National Geographic film called Mysteries Underground. This video was about extraordinary sites there are to see in underground caves. You traveled along with cave explorers and got to see all the beautiful untouched natural formations such as gypsum chandeliers, gnarled calcite columns, and jewel-like lakes. It showed and talked about all the careful pro ceders the cave explorers go through. It also talked about how the forma...
  • Use Of Caves In Mythology
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    The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted the interest of philosophers, religious figures and thinkers throughout history. These myths are exemplified in Homers "Odyssey", where the two worlds of mortals an...
  • Cave Paintings At Lascaux
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    The Cave of Lascaux and Cave Art Cave paintings might possibly be the oldest known form of communication that exists today. Cave paintings date back to a period of time called the Paleolithic Age. The Paleolithic Age took place from 40,000 to 10,000 B.C. Prehistoric Age is divided into three parts: Paleolithic being the earliest, Mesolithic being the middle at 10,000 B.C. and Neolithic Age being the latest at 8,000 B.C. During the Paleolithic Age it is believed that the cave paintings at Lascaux...
  • Ice Caves Form
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    Formations and Types of caves A cave is a chamber beneath the surface of the earth or in the side of a hill, cliff, or mountain. Caves vary in size and shape, and many have large openings to the surface. There are many types of caves, such as: ice caves, solution, wind, gravity-slip-block caves, fissure or rift, talus, sea, and lava tube caves. Gravity-slip-block and fissure or rift caves from in areas where there is tectonic movement, generally at faults. Sea caves form in rocks adjacent to the...
  • Look Around The Cave
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    DARK RIVER DARK MOUNTAIN Jonathan Morton Our attention was suddenly caught by the activity near the shooters hut. A van had stopped and a group of men were lifting out a lot of equipment. I thought that the men must be here to open the cave, which had been closed for many years now. The men, with their equipment, headed for the cave. I knew that although they were experienced, it would be very hard to get into the entire cave, as it was through very small holes and gaps. The Major, myself and a ...
  • Cave
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    NATURES UNTOUCHED BEAUTY Only a few of my friends share my passion for caving or as it is called in the professional world Spelunking and it is hard to find a time when we are all together and willing to indulge. So one day last spring I decided to explore the newly opened Rimutaka caves just out side the city. I left early Saturday morning while the dew was still forming on the green grass, taking the east highway out of Wellington past the artificial brilliance of the sky scrapers and their fa...
  • Stone Tools
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    -Scientists disagree about how long people have been on earth - 40,000 years to 2 million 1 discoveries in Africa 2 Tanzania - found remains that may be million years old 3 Also found tools - stone with 4 Technology - the use of skills and tools to meet practical needs 5 Stone tools found in the great rift valley in tanzania 6 Old stone age the period of human prehistory that lasted until about 12000 years ago during which stone tools were the most common technology used by humans 7 Remains of a...
  • Paleolithic Art And Cave Paintings Paleolithic Art
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    Paleolithic art and cave paintings Paleolithic Art, was produced from about 32,000 to 11,000 years ago, which is during the Stone Age. It is characterized by two main categories: first of all, by portable pieces, like small figurines or decorated objects, and second of all, by cave art. The portable art was carved out of bone, antler, stone, or modeled in clay. It has mostly been found in Europe, Northern Africa, and Siberia. Cave art however, was discovered mostly in northern Spain and southern...
  • Darkness At The Figure Of The Stranger
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    LONG AGO, or maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe in a dark, cold cavern. The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all they knew to do. The sounds in the cave were mournful, but the people didn't know it, for had never known life. But then, one day, they heard a different voice. "I have heard your cries", it announced. "I have felt your chill and seen your darkness. I have come to help". The cave people grew qui...
  • Allegory Of The Cave From Plato's Republic
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    Plato believed that most of us have a skewed view of the world. Plato, the most creative and influential of Socrates' disciples, wrote dialogues, in which he frequently used the figure of Socrates to espouse his own (Plato's) full-fledged philosophy. In 'The Republic,' Plato sums up his views in an image of ignorant humanity, trapped in the depths and not even aware of its own limited perspective. The rare individual escapes the limitations of that cave and, through a long, tortuous intellectual...
  • Rescue Work At Sand Cave
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    With The Best of Intentions In 1925, Floyd Collins became a household name. People all over America were fascinated, horrified, and deeply moved by his dire plight. This extremely emotional response was naturally even stronger among the Cave City locals. Many of them were inspired to rush to Sand Cave and help in the best way they knew how to. As a result, for too long Collins was left to the zealous, unqualified, and amateurish attempts of the locals, who, because of their stubborn pride, did e...
  • Bilbo To The Dwarfs
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    Harley Liston B-4 The Hobbit This is a prelude book to Lord of the rings. It starts in a place called Shire, as a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins meats a old friend again, a wizard named Gandalf the grey. The wizard is at the door not alone but with several Dwarfs. Bilbo greeted them all into his dwelling. Gandalf starts to tell him why they have come. Gandalf said that Bilbo The bugler was chosen for a quest with the dwarfs. Bilbo Baggins, a respected and unadventurous Hobbit didn't like this at all...
  • Stone Age Cave Art
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    The new museum also operates as a research establishment and conference centre, therefore pursuing an interdisciplinary academic approach beyond its purely museo logical remit. Its stated objective is to contribute towards the understanding of man's early history. To this end it organizes regular conferences and symposia with the aims of generating interdisciplinary contacts and sparking new ideas and perspectives. The Museum publishes the lectures given at these conventions in its own series of...
  • Cave After His Period Of Enlightenment
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    Describe and evaluate Plato's Analogy of the Cave. The Analogy of the Cave is a very accurate description of the human condition. The surroundings of the men described inside of the cave, although not something most humans will ever experience realistically, is an accurate allegory for the shallow lives of many people. Many will never have the chance to, or never take the risk of exploring more than what has been handed to them. Humans take what they are given and hold on to that as if it were t...
  • Extraordinary About The Marabar Caves
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    The first chapter of A Passage to India describes the setting of the novel. Forster established Chandrapore as a prototypical Indian town, neither distinguished nor exceptionally troubled. Thi town can therefore be taken to be symbolic of the rest of India rather than an exceptional case. Thi allows the actions that occur in the following chapters to be representative of the Anglo-India colonial relations that will dominate the events of the novel. By beginning the novel with a mention of the Ma...

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